Cabernet Sauvignon Langhorne Creek South Australia
In 1891 William Formby wielded his leading team of Clydesdale horses into action, planting the first two acres of Cabernet Sauvignon at Metala. Today his great, great grandson continues the family tradition. Guy Adams grows fruit for some of Australia's most esteemed labels. The pick of the crop however, from four individual plantings on the eminent Metala property, is held back for Formby & Adams, the Cabernet contingent from Brothers in Arms.
Although Metala was settled in the 1850s and is a fifth generation vineyard with a long and proud family history, it is the Brothers In Arms who made it what it is today. Guy Adams is very close to the land worked by his forefathers, he consistently leads the way through a mix of traditional and modern viticultural practices which enable him to extract yields of the finest fruit from his famous vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon is treated to a traditional vinification followed by eighteen months maturation in a combination of seasoned French oak barriques. Leading Horse Cabernet is bottled without filtration and may form a crust, a decant is recommended.
Deep crimson colour with garnet hues. Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry with hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes. A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a touch of mint and an earthy texture. Chewy, textured tannins ensure a finish of balance and great length, Leading Horse drinks beautifully on release.